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Why You Should Adopt a Black Cat

Black cats have long had associations with folklore and witchcraft. Throughout history, black cats have also had a complicated relationship with luck-at different times, signifying both good and bad.

In 16th century Italy, it was believed a black cat sitting on the bed of a sick person was a bad omen. In Yorkshire, England, it is considered lucky to own a black cat, but unlucky for one to cross your path. In Scottish folklore, the arrival of a black cat at your home signifies prosperity. In dream study, it is thought that dreaming of a black cat is a sign of good luck. In the early 1900s, some fishermen’s wives kept black cats in their homes, because their supposed supernatural powers were thought to keep their husbands safe at sea.

Though it would be hard to measure accurately, many people believe black cats are adopted less frequently from animal shelters due to superstition. From a veterinary standpoint, we think black cats make fantastic companions. We highly recommend adding a furry, black companion to your family-and we’re pretty sure it’s good luck!

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 902.434.0700 and a team member will be happy to assist.

Written by Jenna Marsh, RVT

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Last updated: June 21, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies effective June 21, 2021. We are asking all clients to abide by our updated policy in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, bloodwork, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE

If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone, or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link. Please note that due to the high demand for appointments we are now seeing in the clinic, telemedicine options are very limited.

4. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday, Thursday: 7:15 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

 

NEW PET OWNERS

Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members!

- Your dedicated team at Dartmouth Veterinary Hospital